Complete first edition set of Paul Scott's The Raj Quartet.; with The Jewel of the Crown inscribed by him to his publisher's parents and a first edition of Staying On
The Raj Quartet. [The Jewel in the Crown, The Day of the Scorpion, The Towers of Silence, A Division of the Spoils; Staying On].
London: Heinemann 1966-1975.
Complete first edition set of “one of the most important landmarks of post-war fiction” (The Times). Octavo, five volumes, original cloth. The Jewel in the Crown is an association copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the month of publication, “To Irene & Ignace, with fond love & many happy recollections of your kindness to me & my family ~ Paul London July 18 1966 [First English publication of this novel, so beautifully presented & published by your son-in-law, my old friend Roland].” The Jewel of the Crown is additionally signed by the author on the title page. The recipient, Ignace Legrand was a French author and anglophile. His son-in-law Roland Gant, publisher and writer, helped publish Scott’s quartet and was the dedicatee of Staying On. With a first edition of Staying On, which won the Booker Prize and features several characters from the quartet. Each volume is near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A Division of the Spoils has a price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket designs by Larry Learmonth and Tom Simmonds.
Price: $12,500.00 Item Number: 127028
"The golden room enslaved of the rising sun, the jade room of day long happiness, the scarlet room wherein the setting sun lies sleeping. These were the names we gave the rooms": Paul Scott's The Chinese Love Pavilion; inscribed by him
London: William Heinemann Ltd 1960.
Early printing of this dramatic story by the author of The Raj Quartet which many consider to be his best novel. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With Best Wishes to A.A. Martin from the author Aug 24 ’67” and signed on the title page, “Paul Scott.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Angela Collins.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 120224
“There's No Business Like Show Business”: Collection of P.B. Socci sketches signed by twelve Hollywood icons
SOCCI, P.B. (FAYE DUNAWAY ROY ROGERS BRUCE DERN FREDERIC MARCH CLIFF ROBERTSON JANET LEIGH RICHARD RODGERS CAROL CHANNING JEFF BRIDGES JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO LIV ULLMAN GEORGE C. SCOTT AND GEORGE RAFT).
Collection of twelve rare graphite artist’s sketches of Hollywood actors and actresses, each one signed by the respective actor. Signed by Faye Dunaway, Roy Rogers, Bruce Dern, Frederic March, Cliff Robertson, Janet Leigh, Richard Rodgers, Carol Channing, Jeff Bridges, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Liv Ullman, George C. Scott, and George Raft. Each drawing additionally signed by the artist, P.B. Socci. Active in the mid 1970s, American artist Pat B. Socci gained a reputation for seeking out Hollywood icons to sign his sketched portraits. In fine condition. A unique collection.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 89136